Walmart Canada Opens 450K-Square-Foot Ontario Facility
CANADA - Walmart is narrowing in on a territory outside of the U.S. In November alone, the company initiated two new international plans: First, by launching a blockchain-based supply chain across all of its third-party freight carriers in Canada, then by releasing plans to open 500 new stores in China. This morning, we learned of another massive effort completed by the company as it opened a new state-of-the-art 450,000-square-foot distribution center in Ontario, Canada.
"It's exciting that shopping on Walmart.ca continues growing in popularity with our customers,” said Alexis Lanternier, Executive Vice President of E-Commerce, Walmart Canada. “We've been modernizing and innovating to ensure products can get to our customers in the quickest and most efficient way possible, without compromising on our everyday low prices and the quality customers expect.”
According to RIS News, this is Walmart’s largest dedicated and purpose-built distribution center, featuring flexible and scalable solutions for logistics and fulfillment. The facility is part of a larger strategy to expand the company’s Canadian e-commerce presence. RIS stated that Walmart’s Canadian flagship website is visited by over 750,000 customers every day. To complete this monumental initiative, the retailer teamed up with the solutions provider SCI.
"The retail business is constantly evolving and becoming more complex," said Guy Toksoy, Vice President of Operations, SCI. "SCI's commitment to continuous improvement and innovation helps our clients meet increasing e-commerce demands, and we were excited to partner with one of Canada's largest retailers to go beyond conventional logistic services and adapt an automated model to best suit Walmart Canada's needs."
According to the news source, the new distribution features:
- Maximized storage through a four-level, 70,000-square-foot pick platform
- State-of-the-art intelligence software that provides real-time visibility to operations
- Automation that improves capacity and uses conveyors to transport materials
To see how else the retail behemoth plans to expand its operations, keep reading our updates here at AndNowUKnow.